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The Tower of Nero (Trials of Apollo, Book Five) (The Trials of Apollo) Audio CD – Unabridged, October 6, 2020
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- Publisher : Listening Library; Unabridged edition (October 6, 2020)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 0593290941
- ISBN-13 : 978-0593290941
- Reading age : 10 - 12 years
- Grade level : 5 - 9
- Item Weight : 9.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.07 x 1.05 x 5.85 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #832,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I loved Apollo's descent into mortality. He grew to be more human and we were there to watch his journey. I loved how the characters were described by Apollo, especially Nico and I loved Piper's new relationship. I was a bit disappointed that not all predictions came true, such as Grover's prediction that they would see each other before Apollo regained his immortality. As far as I can tell, they didn't see each other again for the rest of the series. Overall it was a great story and I loved it!!
I liked the humor and pacing and overall it was a good close to the series.
Apollo learning humanity and the joy and suffering it often comes with it. How we can still fight even when we think we’re at out last and lowest. About how you don’t need to mold yourself to the people that surround you and that you definitely don’t have to take their abuse towards you. That you can have friends and family (found or blood) to help you when you need it.
The final battle being of just Apollo and Python, as he had to regain his godhood while maintaining his humanity. Becoming a demigod for a few moments. Truly being one of them and the perils they face.
I loved the little Easter eggs about the new series and the little glimpses of the ones already existing.
That being said.
I’m aware that Jason’s death was supposed to make Apollo learn about how you could have your whole life ahead of you and still get the short end of the stick. About heroes and suffering and how gods tend to brush demigods apart and other things I’m probably forgetting. But in this book... I don’t know, I don’t think I have the exact words to describe what I felt. Jason’s death felt overused to the point that it felt like an excuse more than anything else.
Four stars for the book. Good, but could have been better.
Now if you'd excuse me, I'll go cry tears of sadness that the series is over
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Characters- Let me tell you 'Lester Papadopoulos' was never my choice for favorite hero but right after I finished this book, I realized he's up there with the others -- Percy, Nico, Annabeth, Grover, Jason, Piper, Leo, Frank, Hazel, Reyna, Thalia, Rachel, Luke, Will .. I'm going to miss them all. The final two books was more centered around Lester, his emotions, his struggles and his relation with others. Yes, Nico was allowed some lime light (given the fanbase he owns). I was a bit disappointed that Meg was sort of the first runner up to Lester. She lacked any major say in the final stand. Rachel had a decisive part as the Pythia. Will is also involved quite a bit. I loved all the dad son interactions b/w Apollo and Austin. Even Arrow of Dodona had a part to play. I didn't like Lu much. I thought she lacked conviction, a perfect backstory like the one we got for Zoe nightshade might have made her hero image convincing.
Plot- I'm not going to give away spoilers. The first few chapters dragged on. There were few repetitive boring iterations of how messed up Lester used to be (I happily skipped). We had enough of that rubbish ! Lester was a dummy but he had earned my respect ever since the tyrant's tomb. Apollo's encounter with Python is a bit underwhelming. I enjoyed all the funny parts in the Apollo-Nero encounter in the throne room. What I really enjoyed was how Riordan wrapped up story of all the 7 demigods from heroes of Olympus (even Jason makes an appearance).
Overall- Its a book worth reading if you want to feel at peace after 10 years of Percy Jackson. You'll feel like you've grown up just like Lester. However, I think tyrant's tomb is still my favorite in this series.(except perhaps the last few chapters)
Future-I guess we'll get to see Nico and Will in their journey to Tartarus. I was so glad when I read they're talking about rescuing BOB(in other words 'Iapetus'). Perhaps Bob will get to tell the stars Hi after all. I'm sure rick is done with all the others characters, we may get few cameos from our favorite heroes, other than that he wraps up their stories in this book. Besides there were some hints on a collaboration b/w diff Rick Riordan universes and some mentioning of Celtic Gods.
We'll see what he has in store for us. Already excited !!
Possibly a proper review to come but there are a lot of emotions right now so we’ll see
Arriving at Camp Half Blood , only to find Me D in charge. During the train journey home, with a few problems and prophecy clips warnings indicating that they still have a job to do. A quick visit to Sally Jackson, meeting the baby sister to Percy Jackson, only to learn that he and Annabeth have gone to New Rome after finishing their education.
With Nero threatening the destruction of New York if Lester and Meg do not surrender themselves to him and the removal of Python from the sacred site of Delphi to be completed to restore the last of the Oracles. There are a couple of final battles to fight and a lesson to learn before all ends well.
It was definitely worth it.
so excited to read that i will now stop writing and start reading it.
one last question before i go
if rick is reading (which he most probably won't be ) this i wanted to ask
what is next? what will be the new overdose of wierdness after the trials of apollo??